Global Health Incubator series continues through spring

March 8, 2011

A series of presentations organized as part of UW-Madison's Global Health Initiative was launched this semester and includes several Nelson Institute faculty and affiliates among its participants. Jonathan Patz, a professor of environmental studies and population health sciences, led off the series on Jan. 31 (see video). The remaining schedule is below. The Global Health Initiative (GHI) is a campus-wide strategic priority launched last year to confront large, complex, global health problems through multidisciplinary collaborative efforts in research, education, and service learning, with a special emphasis on furthering global health research. The initiative seeks to promote new partnerships campus-wide that foster collaborative work across all disciplines, including the arts, humanities, and social studies, as well as the health sciences. GHI members are working collaboratively to develop new solutions and programs with a thematic focus of "Understanding Root Causes, Anticipating Emerging Problems, and Innovating New Solutions." The series takes place from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Town Center Forum. The events are free and open to the public; however, registration is strongly encouraged at the GHI Incubator registration page. (Attendance at Incubator events qualifies faculty to apply for an internal RFP on interdisciplinary approaches to global health problems.) Upcoming presentations: March 28: Promote Gender Equality: Samer Alatout (rural sociology and environmental studies) and Christina Ewig (gender and women's studies and political science) April 11: A Global Partnership for Development: Cynthia Haq (family medicine and population health sciences); Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger: Ian Coxhead (agricultural and applied economics and environmental studies) April 25: Achieve Universal Primary Education: Nancy Kendall (educational policy studies, women's studies, development studies and African studies) and Margaret Hawkins (curriculum and instruction) May 2: Ensure Environmental Sustainability: Gregg Mitman (environmental studies, history of science, medical history and science and technology studies) and Giri Venkataramanan (electrical and computer engineering) Related: